Jessica Power is a crafty, busy mother to Eva & Ben and wife to Eoghan living in Youghal by the sea.
She set up her online craft business jesterdesign on the 22nd October 2013, while on maternity leave with her first baby, creating soft baby headbands, personalised jute tote bags, hand painted wooden gifts and box frames.
Jessica had her second baby 15 months after her first and it was while she was on maternity leave for the second time, decided to give up her permanent secure job and take a chance on her own business full time.
On the 15th November 2016 Jessica set up her Multi-Award Winning Craft, Interior & Lifestyle Blog sharing her love of Crafts, Interiors and Reloved DIY Projects with a bit of family life in between.
In 2017, Jessica Loves was nominated for a Cork Business Award for Cork Small Business of the Year and was shortlisted for Best Craft Blog at the Amara Interior Blog Awards in London. Jessica received the Silver Award in the Corporate Arts & Crafts Category at the V by Very Irish Blog Awards in Dublin and took home the Gloria Vanderbilt Award at the Hi Style Awards in Cork.
On the 15th April 2017 Jessica opened up her first Retail Gift Shop & Creative Workshop Studio at 105 North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork, rebranding from jesterdesign to Jessica Loves. However, after a tough 2 years in Retail, Jessica made the difficult decision to close her Pretty Shop and move her Business back to Online Exclusively.
In 2018, Jessica Loves was again nominated for a Cork Business Award, Hi Style Award, Amara Interior Blog Award and won the Silver Award in the Corporate Arts & Crafts Category at the Irish Blog Awards.
Jessica has featured in various media publications including the Youghal News, the East Cork Journal, the Evening Echo, Hi Magazine, Artisan Magazine and the Chill Insurance Winter Home Interiors eMagazine. She is also a Live TV Craft Contributor on Virgin Media One’s weekend:am.
If you would like to read more of the background story on how Jessica established her Craft Business, head over to this Blog Post below.
Jessica Loves Studio, Atlantic Park, Summerfield, Youghal, Co. Cork.